Nectar

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Nectar is one of several Artifact currencies that can be rarely found within the Underworld. It is preserved after dying in the Underworld. It can be given to characters as a gift to improve your affinity with them.

Characters receiving their first Nectar from Zagreus will return the favor by giving him a Keepsake. (Hades, however, is a jerk, and will not give a Keepsake.)

(Additionally, as much as Bouldy would like to give a Keepsake, as an inanimate object, he is unable to do so either.)

Codex entry[edit | edit source]

Codex.png '...The food of the gods is the Underworld's number-one delicacy, and truly perhaps one of the only sources of genuine lightness here within this realm. How the substance came to be here is unclear to me, though even I have something of a taste for it by now, based on the few occasions when I've had the chance to try it for myself. Everyone I know in the Underworld, irrespective of their disposition, categorically enjoys the stuff. It is a prized possession, and anyone who would offer it up willingly does so genuinely as a friend.'

Obtaining Nectar[edit | edit source]

Nectar can be received as a room clear reward, as a rare extra reward for opening Infernal Troves with a chance of 5%, from the Fated List of Minor Prophecies, or in trades with the Wretched Broker. Poseidon's boon Sunken Treasure also has a rare chance of dropping a Nectar.

Dionysus' boon Premium Vintage will give Zagreus one free Nectar when chosen, and any Nectars found after that in the run (including the free Nectar by Dionysus) will raise Max Life.

With the Vintage Nectar upgrade from the House Contractor, Nectar will also give a random boon +1 Level when collected from a room reward. (As if Zagreus had picked up and used a Pom of Power.)

Fishing is also a way of obtaining Nectar.

Keepsake rewards[edit | edit source]

Character Keepsake Effect
Cerberus Old Spiked Collar +25/38/50 Health
Achilles Myrmidon Bracer -20/25/30% frontal damage taken
+10% back damage
Nyx Black Shawl Deal 10/15/20% damage striking undamaged foes; also while striking foes from behind
Charon Bone Hourglass +4/6/8 encounter duration to Well of Charon buffs
Thanatos Pierced Butterfly +1/1.5/2% damage per encounter cleared unharmed
Hypnos Chthonic Coin Purse +100/125/150 Obols per escape attempt
Megaera Skull Earring 120/130/140% damage when ≤ 30% Health
Dusa Harpy Feather Duster 2/3/4% chance of urns dropping a healing item
Skelly Lucky Tooth 50/100/150 Health survival of 1 lethal blow per escape attempt
Sisyphus Shattered Shackle 200/400/600% trap/rubble damage to enemies
Orpheus Distant Memory 10/20/30% damage to distant foes
Eurydice Evergreen Acorn Avoid damage from the first 3/4/5 hits from bosses
Patroclus Broken Spearpoint After taking damage, gain 0.5/1/1.5 sec invulnerability.
Refreshes after 7 Sec.
Athena Owl Pendant The next Boon you find will be from Athena.
Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Zeus Thunder Signet The next Boon you find will be from Zeus.
His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Poseidon Conch Shell The next Boon you find will be from Poseidon.
His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Aphrodite Eternal Rose The next Boon you find will be from Aphrodite.
Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Artemis Adamant Arrowhead The next Boon you find will be from Artemis.
Her blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Ares Blood-Filled Vial The next Boon you find will be from Ares.
His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Dionysus Overflowing Cup The next Boon you find will be from Dionysus.
His blessings have +10/15/20% chance to be Rare or better.
Hermes Lambent Plume +1/1.1/1.2% Dodge chance and move speed per stack.
Gain a stack each time you quickly clear an Encounter.
Chaos Cosmic Egg Enter Chaos Gates without losing Health.
Blessings from Chaos have +20/30/40% chance to be Rare or better.
Bouldy None No keepsake
Hades None No keepsake

Additional Notes[edit | edit source]

Prior to patch 032, Nectar had been known as Ambrosia.